This PC icon with computername

w raspe 106 Reputation points

Hi all,

I want to deploy the 'This PC' icon on everyons device. I also want to change the This PC for example into PC-01.
The third part is preventing users from deleting the shortcut.

I think below should present the Icon on the desktop.

second one should prevent users from deleting the icon:
User Configuration > Policies > Control Panel / Personalization > "Prevent Changing Desktop Icons"

User Configuration > Policies > Desktop / Desktop > "Prohibit Changes" "Prohibit Deleting Items" "Prohibit Editing Items"

third one changing the This PC into PC-01 should be as follow:
RegKey: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CLSID{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

This part of chaging the name is not working properly. Is it also be possible to change This PC into PC-%serialnumber%?

Could someone verify my research or help me to fix it

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  1. Dave Patrick 350.9K Reputation points MVP

    Maybe this tool suits the need,

    --please don't forget to upvote and Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--

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  2. w raspe 106 Reputation points

    Found the solution and that is simple adding a reg key via cmd. this works

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